Delhi violence LIVE: 369 FIRs lodged, 1,284 people detained over riots

Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava with other police officials at Shiv Vihar. PTI
The death toll in Delhi's communal violence climbed to 42 on Monday, a Delhi health department official said. There were some areas of normalcy in the riot-hit localities of northeast Delhi with shops opening.

Nearly 7,000 paramilitary forces have been deployed in the affected areas of the northeast district since Monday. Hundreds of Delhi police personnel are on the ground to maintain peace.

More than 200 people have been injured in the communal clashes that broke out on Monday. The areas affected include Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday appealed to the people to provide details of the needy for a quick response from government agencies as he directed the authorities to speed up the relief and rehabilitation work in riot-hit northeast Delhi.

Stay tuned to this live blog for the latest updates.

8:19 PM IST  The Delhi Police has registered 369 FIRs and arrested or detained 1,284 persons in connection with the northeast Delhi violence, a senior officer said on Monday. Forty-four of the cases were registered under the Arms Act, police said. According to police, 21 cases were registered under cyber crime. These included cases related to spreading of hate messages, they said.

6:30 PM IST Visited Shiv Vihar, Karwal Nagar, Brijpuri, Chand Bagh & interacted with locals to review efforts to restore normalcy. Directed  @DelhiPolice  to continue deployment in the area, take effective measures to counter rumour mongers: LG Anil Baijal Visited Shiv Vihar, Karwal Nagar, Brijpuri, Chand Bagh & interacted with locals to review efforts to restore normalcy. Directed @DelhiPolice to continue deployment in the area, take effective measures to counter rumour mongers. pic.twitter.com/WcISWepj7s — LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) March 2, 2020

5:38 PM IST Delhi police got over 3,000 distress calls on Sunday from people panicked over riot-related rumours like violence, arson and stone pelting across the national capital, officials said. Around one-fifth of these calls on the emergency 100 and 112 numbers came from Shaheen Bagh in South East Delhi and nearby areas in South Delhi, they said on Monday. Panic gripped residents across the national capital on Sunday evening following false rumours of violence but the police denied any incident and appealed for calm, days after riots in northeast Delhi claimed at least 42 lives.

5:37 PM IST Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava with other police officials at Shiv Vihar. PTI Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava with other police officials at Shiv Vihar. PTI Delhi LG Anil Baijal with Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava and other police officials during his visit to Shiv Vihar. (PTI)

5:30 PM IST We will continue to protest in Parliament, it's our duty to uncover 'conspiracy' behind Delhi violence, Leader of Opposition Adhir Ranjan Choudhary said on Monday. 

5:12 PM IST #Delhiviolence: Delhi Police issues helpline numbers for 15 districts pic.twitter.com/lKqNKKMFEm — ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2020

5:12 PM IST A delegation of BJP MLAs met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and handed over a memorandum over the violence. Leader of Opposition RS Bidhuri says, "We have demanded that houses in the riot-affected areas be searched to recover illegal weapons that were used in the riots".  We have also demanded that people who were involved in the riots should be made to pay for the damages they caused to public and private properties.

3:45 PM IST Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced an honorarium of Rs 1 crore for the family of Intelligence Bureau staffer Ankit Sharma who lost his life in the northeast Delhi's communal violence. Kejriwal said a family member of Sharma will also be given a government job. "Ankit Sharma was a brave officer. He was brutally murdered in the riots. The country is proud of him. The Delhi government has decided that his family will be given an honorarium of Rs 1 crore, and a job to one person of his family. May his soul rest in peace," the Delhi chief minister tweeted. अंकित शर्मा IB के जाँबाज़ अधिकारी थे। दंगो में उनका नृशंस तरीक़े से क़त्ल कर दिया गया। देश को उन पर नाज़ है। दिल्ली सरकार ने तय किया है कि उनके परिवार को 1 करोड़ की सम्मान राशि और उनके परिवार के एक व्यक्ति को नौकरी देंगे। भगवान उनकी आत्मा को शांति दें। — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 2, 2020

3:41 PM IST The Delhi High Court asked the police on Monday to file a status report on measures taken by it for medical treatment and rehabilitation of violence-affected people in northeast Delhi. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar directed the Delhi Police to submit a report on the measures taken by them in compliance with the court's February 26 order by which certain directions were made for rehabilitation of victims. The court listed the matter for further hearing on April 30.

2:44 AM IST Amakeshift bamboo gate and a few tired men guard a narrow lane in northeast Delhi’s Chaman Park. This is where several hundred women and children who managed to flee with their lives and little more from the neighbouring Shiv Vihar, an area that had still not been sanitised by the police, are camping. Their menfolk are sleeping in the masjid in the neighbouring street and spend their time standing guard over their families. Read on...

2:40 AM IST Opposition parties will strongly raise the issue of communal riots in Delhi during the second part of the Budget Session in Parliament starting on Monday and demand Home Minister Amit Shah's resignation over alleged police lapses   Sources said that the Trinamool Congress as well as the CPI and the CPI(M) will raise the issue in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and demand answers from the home minister. Read on...  

9:50 PM IST People in the violence-hit Shiv Vihar and Mustafabad areas in northeast Delhi complained of cash crunch in ATMs on Sunday as they lined up to withdraw money from the machines which were either not working or not refilled with cash.   Kailash Kumar, who lives in Mustafabad, said his family plans to leave for their hometown in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur area in the aftermath of the violence, but he could not withdraw cash for travel.   "We remained inside our house for three days. Today, when I came to withdraw money from an ATM, I returned empty-handed. Most ATM kiosks in the area are shut," he said.   Mohammad Alam, 27, a mobile recharge shop owner in Shiv Vihar, said his shop remained shut for the last four days.

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Delhi violence: 369 FIRs registered, 1,284 people arrested or detained

 The Delhi Police has registered 369 FIRs and arrested or detained 1,284 persons in connection with the northeast Delhi violence, a senior officer said on Monday.
Forty-four of the cases were registered under the Arms Act, police said. According to police, 21 cases were registered under cyber crime. These included cases related to spreading of hate messages, they said.

LG Anil Baijal visits riot affected areas

Visited Shiv Vihar, Karwal Nagar, Brijpuri, Chand Bagh & interacted with locals to review efforts to restore normalcy. Directed  @DelhiPolice  to continue deployment in the area, take effective measures to counter rumour mongers: LG Anil Baijal

Delhi rumours: Over 3,000 distress calls on Sunday, 1/5th from and around Shaheen Bagh

Delhi police got over 3,000 distress calls on Sunday from people panicked over riot-related rumours like violence, arson and stone pelting across the national capital, officials said. Around one-fifth of these calls on the emergency 100 and 112 numbers came from Shaheen Bagh in South East Delhi and nearby areas in South Delhi, they said on Monday. Panic gripped residents across the national capital on Sunday evening following false rumours of violence but the police denied any incident and appealed for calm, days after riots in northeast Delhi claimed at least 42 lives.

In Pics: Heavy police deployment in Northeast Delhi

Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava with other police officials at Shiv Vihar. PTI

Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava with other police officials at Shiv Vihar. PTI

Delhi LG Anil Baijal with Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava and other police officials during his visit to Shiv Vihar. (PTI)

Will continue protest: Congress

We will continue to protest in Parliament, it's our duty to uncover 'conspiracy' behind Delhi violence, Leader of Opposition Adhir Ranjan Choudhary said on Monday. 

Delhi Police issues helpline numbers for violence affected areas

Delhi BJP MLAs meet LG Baijal

A delegation of BJP MLAs met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and handed over a memorandum over the violence. Leader of Opposition RS Bidhuri says, "We have demanded that houses in the riot-affected areas be searched to recover illegal weapons that were used in the riots".  We have also demanded that people who were involved in the riots should be made to pay for the damages they caused to public and private properties.

Kejriwal announces honorarium of Rs 1 crore for IB staffer's family

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced an honorarium of Rs 1 crore for the family of Intelligence Bureau staffer Ankit Sharma who lost his life in the northeast Delhi's communal violence. Kejriwal said a family member of Sharma will also be given a government job. "Ankit Sharma was a brave officer. He was brutally murdered in the riots. The country is proud of him. The Delhi government has decided that his family will be given an honorarium of Rs 1 crore, and a job to one person of his family. May his soul rest in peace," the Delhi chief minister tweeted.

HC asks police to file report on rehabilitation measures for victims

The Delhi High Court asked the police on Monday to file a status report on measures taken by it for medical treatment and rehabilitation of violence-affected people in northeast Delhi. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar directed the Delhi Police to submit a report on the measures taken by them in compliance with the court's February 26 order by which certain directions were made for rehabilitation of victims. The court listed the matter for further hearing on April 30.

How a narrow lane in Chaman Park became Delhi riot victims' new home

Amakeshift bamboo gate and a few tired men guard a narrow lane in northeast Delhi’s Chaman Park. This is where several hundred women and children who managed to flee with their lives and little more from the neighbouring Shiv Vihar, an area that had still not been sanitised by the police, are camping. Their menfolk are sleeping in the masjid in the neighbouring street and spend their time standing guard over their families. Read on...

Opposition to corner govt in Parliament over Delhi riots

Opposition parties will strongly raise the issue of communal riots in Delhi during the second part of the Budget Session in Parliament starting on Monday and demand Home Minister Amit Shah's resignation over alleged police lapses
 
Sources said that the Trinamool Congress as well as the CPI and the CPI(M) will raise the issue in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and demand answers from the home minister. Read on...
 

People in Shiv Vihar, Mustafabad face cash crunch as ATMs run dry

People in the violence-hit Shiv Vihar and Mustafabad areas in northeast Delhi complained of cash crunch in ATMs on Sunday as they lined up to withdraw money from the machines which were either not working or not refilled with cash.
 
Kailash Kumar, who lives in Mustafabad, said his family plans to leave for their hometown in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur area in the aftermath of the violence, but he could not withdraw cash for travel.
 
"We remained inside our house for three days. Today, when I came to withdraw money from an ATM, I returned empty-handed. Most ATM kiosks in the area are shut," he said.
 
Mohammad Alam, 27, a mobile recharge shop owner in Shiv Vihar, said his shop remained shut for the last four days.

AAP MP Sanjay Singh speaks to Delhi police chief; asks people not to pay heed to rumours

Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said on Sunday that he spoke to acting Delhi Police chief S N Shrivastava on the rumours of fresh violence in the capital and was ensured that the situation was under control.
 
The AAP MP, in a tweet, requested people to not pay heed to any rumours.
 
"Rumours of violence are being spread in Delhi. In this regard I spoke to Delhi CP (commissioner of police) and he said that reports of violence are rumours and the law and order situation of the national capital is completely under control," he tweeted.
 
Panic gripped the residents of several parts of west Delhi on Sunday evening following false rumours of violence but the Delhi Police denied any incident and appealed people to remain calm.

Four bodies recovered from drains in northeast Delhi

Four more bodies were fished out from the drains in Gokalpuri and Shiv Vihar areas of violence-affected northeast Delhi, officials said.
 
However, it is yet to be ascertained if they are linked to the riots and authorities have not updated the death toll figure.
At 8.20 am, police received a PCR call about a body in Bhagirath drain.
 
Later in the afternoon, the second body was fished out from the same drain, police said, adding that the third body was recovered from a drain near the Gokalpuri police station.
 
The fourth body was pulled out from a drain in Shiv Vihar.
 
None of the recovered bodies have been identified so far, police said, adding that further investigation is underway.

Manish Tewari slams Centre over Delhi violence, says CAA represents alienation

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Sunday hit out at the Centre over the violence in Delhi and said that the CAA, NPR and NRC represent alienation, radicalisation, and extremism respectively.
 
At least 42 people have died and more than 200 were injured in the communal violence that broke out in Delhi.
 
The Congress leader blamed the Centre for the unrest in the national capital by bringing the new citizenship law and appealed the country to stand against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register.

Delhi violence: 254 FIRs registered, 903 people arrested or detained

The Delhi Police has registered 254 FIRs and arrested or detained 903 persons in connection with the northeast Delhi violence, a senior officer said on Sunday.
 
Forty-one of the cases were registered under the Arms Act, they said.
 
According to police, they did not receive any PCR calls of rioting in the last four days.
 
The situation in the riot-affected areas is under control, a senior police official said.

Further postponement of exams in Delhi's violence-hit areas may hamper chances of admission to professional courses: CBSE

The CBSE on Sunday said any further postponement of board exams in violence-affected areas of Delhi might hamper chances of admission of students to professional courses like engineering and medical. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officials, however, maintained that the board is ready to conduct fresh examinations for students who are not able to appear for exams in the violence-affected areas. It has sought a list of such students from school principals. "The board is of the view that further delay in conducting Class 12 examinations may hamper the chances of admissions in professional courses like medical, engineering, law and other under-graduate admissions. "Few entrance examinations are conducted in accordance with the timelines fixed by the courts and therefore, dates are sacrosanct. Similarly, the JEE (Main) is also scheduled from April 3 to 19," a senior board official said.

Govt will unravel conspiracy, if any, behind Delhi violence: MoS Home

The Centre has been able to control the situation in violence-hit parts of Delhi and would get to the bottom of truth and unravel conspiracy, if any, that sparked the communal riots, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said. He also said while issues can be resolved by means of discussion, rumours allegedly spread by a section of political parties and sections in social media added fuel to the fire.

Situation peaceful but tense in Delhi

A week after deadly communal violence erupted in northeast Delhi, the situation in riots-hit areas remained peaceful but tense on Sunday, though there was movement of more people and vehicles on main roads amid a heavy police deployment.
 
"The situation is under control now. There is adequate force deployed in all areas of northeast district. We are holding talks with locals and trying to rebuild confidence," a senior police official said.
 
No untoward incident has been reported from the northeast district over the past three days, he said, adding police are urging residents to not pay attention to rumours and report them to authorities.
 
Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar visited some of the riots-hit areas, including Brahmapuri, and consoled the people disturbed by the worst violence in three decades in Delhi.

Anurag Thakur calls for strict action against those involved in Delhi riots

Union minister Anurag Thakur, who has been under opposition fire over his alleged hate speech during Delhi assembly polls, on Sunday said strict action should be taken against those involved in the communal riots in the national capital which claimed over 40 lives.
 

The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs was addressing a press conference here after meeting with stakeholders from various trades and industries during an interactive session organised by the Income Tax department.

AAP govt making efforts to provide relief to riot-affected people: Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the AAP government is putting best efforts to provide relief to the people affected by communal riots in northeast Delhi.
 

Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal said he is personally trying to ensure that relief reaches each person in need, asserting that the government wants people to return to their homes and be welcomed by their neighbours.

GTB Hospital hands over 32 bodies, three remain unidentified

Three persons who died in the violence in northeast Delhi in the past week still remain unidentified as their bodies lie in the mortuary of Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Dilshad Garden, hospital officials said on Sunday.
 

"Post-mortems on bodies of 32 of 38 bodies at the hospital have been performed and bodies handed over to bereaved families. Three of the six remaining bodies remain unidentified," officials told the media.
 

At least 41 persons were killed in northeast Delhi since Sunday afternoon after a clash between anti- and pro-CAA groups.

Security increased, Section 144 imposed in Shaheen Bagh

Security presence has been increased and Section 144 imposed in the Shaheen Bagh area on Sunday even though the Hindu Sena had yesterday called off a protest calling for clearing the blocked road.

People have been advised not to assemble, even as Section 144 of the CrCP has been imposed in the area.

 

"People are informed that Section 144 of CRCP has been imposed here and it is requested that permission for any gathering is not allowed. Violation of this may invite legal proceedings," the Delhi Police directive stated.

Situation remains peaceful in riot-hit areas of northeast

The situation in northeast Delhi on Sunday morning remained peaceful with heavy police deployment in the areas which witnessed communal riots.Security personnel have been holding regular talks with locals to maintain communal harmony."The situation is under control now.
 
There is adequate force deployed in all the areas of the northeast district. We are holding talks with locals and are trying to rebuild confidence in them," a senior police official said.

Heavy police deployment in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh

Delhi police made a heavy deployment of security personnel in southeast Delhi's Shaheen Bagh area, where several women have been leading a protest on the road against the new citizenship law for more than two months, as a precautionary measure on Sunday, officials said.

The police deployment has come after a fringe right-wing group, Hindu Sena, gave a call to clear the Shaheen Bagh road on March 1. However on Saturday, with the intervention of police, they called off their proposed protest against the anti-CAA agitation in Shaheen Bagh.

JNUSU defies registrar's warning, to offer shelter for Delhi violence victims

Warned by the JNU registrar against providing shelter to the Delhi violence victims on the varsity campus, the JNUSU remained defiant on Saturday, saying humanity supersedes "administrative threats".
 
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) also said the varsity will always remain open for sheltering the "victims of state oppression".

Man held for making hoax call about communal clash in south Delhi

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly making a hoax call regarding a communal clash in south Delhi's Neb Sarai area, police said.
 
The accused has been identified as Rahul Kumar, a resident of Sainik Farm, they said.
 
In the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, police received a call regarding a quarrel between two communities at Neb Sarai and the caller claimed that three persons were injured, a senior police officer said. Read more...

Sikh father-son duo saves about 70 Muslims during Delhi violence

About 70 Muslims were saved by Sikh father-son duo during the violence in Gokulpuri area here on February 24.
 
Mohinder Singh with the help of his son transported Muslim families from Gokulpuri market area to Kardampuri on their two-wheelers.
 
Speaking to ANI, Singh said: "I and my son shifted about 60 to 70 Muslims during the violence. I was on my scooter and my son was on his bullet. We made 20 rounds from Gokulpuri to Kardampuri area. They were afraid and seeing their fear we decided to shift them from here." Read more...

NHRC deputs fact-finding teams to probe violence in northeast Delhi

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has deputed a fact-finding team to investigate the cases of violence in northeast Delhi, an official said on Saturday.
 
At least 42 people were killed and over 200 injured as frenzied mobs torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump, and pelted stones at locals and police personnel earlier this week, the worst riots in Delhi in over three decades. Read more...

JNUSU defies registrar's warning, says offer for sheltering Delhi violence victims stands

Warned by the JNU registrar against providing shelter to the Delhi violence victims on the varsity campus, the JNUSU remained defiant on Saturday, saying humanity supersedes "administrative threats".
 
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) also said the varsity will always remain open for sheltering the "victims of state oppression". Read more...

Situation returning to normal in riot-hit northeast Delhi

There were some signs of normalcy returning to riot-hit areas of northeast Delhi on Saturday as people stepped out of their homes to buy groceries and medicines from a few shops that opened amid intensified patrolling by security personnel. Since early morning, civic workers were seen clearing bricks, glass shards and burnt vehicles that littered the roads in the aftermath of the violence that left 42 dead and over 200 injured. At some places, even bulldozers were used as it became difficult to manually remove debris. In Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Yamuna Vihar, Chand Bagh, Mustafabad and Bhajanpura, which were among the areas worst hit by the communal violence, there were more vehicles and people on the roads than in the last five days, though schools and most shops remained shut.

NCM delegation visits riot-affected areas for re-establishing amity, brotherhood

A delegation of the National Commission for Minorities led by its chief Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi on Saturday visited the riot-affected areas in Delhi as part of efforts to re-establish amity between communities and provide assistance to the victims of the violence. At least 42 people have been killed and over 200 injured in the communal riots in northeast Delhi. "Today, I visited the riot-affected areas of Delhi along with the National Commission for Minorities Delegation and met the injured victims of both the communities at the hospital and wished them speedy recovery," Rizvi said in a statement.
 
167 FIRs registered, 885 people either arrested or detained, says police.

Kejriwal holds meeting with SDMs, reviews relief ops

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a review meeting with sub-divisional magistrates on Saturday to take stock of relief operations in riot-affected areas of northeast Delhi. Flanked by his deputy Manish Sisodia, Kejriwal told reporters that the Delhi government wants to ensure that normalcy returns in people's lives, for which several steps are being taken by the authorities. The meeting was attended by around 18 sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) who have been deployed in violence-affected areas. Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam was also present at the meeting.

Delhi govt mulling WhatsApp number for people to complain about hate messages

The Delhi government is considering to issue a WhatsApp number on which people can complain about hate messages being circulated on the messaging application in wake of the communal violence. Authorities will invoke provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act to take strict action against those who is found circulating hate messages on WhatsApp.

NHRC deputes fact-finding team to probe violence in northeast Delhi.

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has deputed fact-finding team to probe violence in northeast Delhi in which 42 people died while over 200 have been injured.

Compensation to be released from tomorrow: CM

Delhi government has recieved 69 forms from affected people for compensaion, Chief Minister Arvind kejriwal said that the financial help will be released by tomorrow. The Chief Minister in a press conference said that we are sending the forms to the families instead of waiting for them to reach us.

BSF to rebuild jawan's home burnt in Delhi riots as wedding gift

The Border Security Force (BSF) will rebuild its Constable Mohammad Anees' house, which was burnt in the riots in northeast Delhi, and hand it over to him as a 'wedding gift', officials said. The 29-year-old constable, who is currently posted at a BSF camp in Radhabari near West Bengal's Siliguri, will also be transferred to Delhi "very soon" so that he can be with his family and prepare for his wedding, according to a senior BSF officer.

Situation not conducive for conducting examinations

Schools to remain closed in northeast Delhi till March 7 in view of violence, situation not conducive for conducting examinations in violence-affected areas of northeast Delhi: Officials

BJP MP to give a month salary to families of police, IB personnel killed in violence

BJP MP Parvesh Verma, who is accused of making hate speeches, on Saturday said he would give his one-month salary each to the families of the policeman and Intelligence Bureau employee who were killed in the communal violence in northeast Delhi. "I dedicate my salary of one month each as member of Parliament to the families of Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal and IB officer Ankit Sharma, killed while doing their duty, in the unfortunate violence in Delhi," Verma, who represents West Delhi in the Lok Sabha, tweeted.

Situation in Delhi far from normal, environment of fear prevailing: Congress

The situation is far from normal and an environment of fear is still prevailing in Delhi, the Congress party said on Saturday, after 42 people people died in the worst communal riots in the city in over three decades. Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma also claimed that a "one-sided" investigation is taking place into the riots. "We have no expectations from Centre or Delhi CM but we have hopes from the courts," he told reporters.

Of Delhi victims, 22 died due to stone pelting or assault and 13 from gunshot injuries

The police on Friday identified the cause of death of 35 victims of the communal violence in northeast Delhi -- 22 died due to fatal injuries from stone pelting or physical assault and 13 due to gunshot injuries. The police have managed to identified only 26 of the victims. "As per the report available..., 35 persons have succumbed to injuries inflicted on them during riots (till Tuesday)..., 13 persons have died due to gunshot injuries and 22 persons have died due to severe injuries...," according to a police report.

BJP, Cong trade charges over 'rajdharma'

The BJP on Friday accused the Congress of backtracking on 'rajdharma' by opposing the CAA after seeking citizenship for refugees from neighbouring countries, but the opposition party insisted it followed the 'rajdharma' of equality and harmony while the Modi government has a "divisive mindset". BJP leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Congress was "politicking" over the sensitive issue of violence in Delhi when there is a need for all to talk collectively of restoration of peace, amity and harmony. "Sonia Gandhi ji, please don't preach us rajdharma. Your record is full of its violation and twists and turns for plain and simple vote bank politics. The Congress should look at its face in the mirror of rajdharma," he said.

Riots in Delhi during Trump's visit 'intriguing, mysterious': Kiran Bedi

Communal violence in parts of the national capital during US President Donald Trump's visit to the country was "intriguing and mysterious", Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi said on Friday and hoped that the probe ordered by the government would bring out the truth. "The visit had a lot of potential to strength the country's economy. More economy means more wealth, jobs, industries and prosperity. The violence happened at the time when India was being lauded by the world's most powerful country. Any true lover of the country would have never done this," she said. "One can have grouse (against the amended Citizenship Act). But the timing of the protest and the subsequent violence is very intriguing and mysterious," Bedi said.

123 FIRs registered, 630 people either arrested or detained

123 FIRs registered, 630 people either arrested or detained so far in connection with northeast Delhi communal violence. Delhi Police spokesperson Mandeep Singh Randhawa said forensic science laboratory teams have been called in and the crime scenes are being revisited. The death toll in Delhi's communal violence has gone up to 42. More than 250 people have been injured in the communal clashes. 

Deepak Dahiya on facing the gunman during Delhi violence

Deepak Dahiya, policeman at whom Shahrukh (man who opened fire in Maujpur) had pointed gun: I saw him running towards me, I tried to scare him by showing my stick. He got distracted and fired 1 round of bullets towards the opposite road and fled from there.

Sonia deputes 5-member team to visit riot-affected areas

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday deputed a five-member team to visit the riot-affected areas in northeast Delhi and submit a report to her after assessing the situation there. The delegation comprises All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Mukul Wasnik, AICC in-charge Delhi Shaktisinh Gohil, Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja, former MP Tariq Anwar and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev. The team has been asked to submit a "detailed report to the Congress president immediately", it said.
Congress Party delegation led by party President Sonia Gandhi is seen after meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan. PTI

DCW notice to Delhi Police, seeks details of crimes against women

DCW Chief Swati Maliwal said, "The cases that the Commission has learnt so far through its 181 Helpline and on ground visits are completely horrific. We have sought details of all crimes against women including murder and sexual violence (if any) that have occurred in the recent riots from Delhi Police. We intend to monitor these cases and provide support to the victims.”

Opposition inciting riots over CAA: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday accused opposition parties of spreading misinformation about the new citizenship law and inciting communal riots. He said people should come out and ask those fomenting trouble to explain which clause of the Citizensip (Amendment) Act talked about snatching citizenship of people. "Opposition parties are spreading misinformation that Muslims will lose their Indian citizenship because of the CAA. They are instigating people and fomenting riots," he told a pro-CAA BJP rally here.

Athawale blames Cong leaders'' speeches for Delhi violence

Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Friday alleged that the provocative speeches given by Congress leaders were responsible for the violence in Delhi, which has so far claimed 42 lives. He was talking to reporters at the press room in the Vidhan Bhavan here, where the budget session of the Maharashtra Legislature is currently on. "Provocative speeches given by Congress leaders are responsible for the violence in the national capital," the Social Justice Minister said. He also alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is in power in Delhi, was involved in the riots. AAP's councillor Tahir Hussain is accused of being involved in the killing of Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer Ankit Sharma (26), who was found dead in a drain near his home in northeast Delhi's riot-hit Chand Bagh area. AAP has suspended the councillor from the primary membership of the party till the police probe gets over.

Delhi govt to provide accommodation to affected people

We have made arrangements for accommodation at our nine Rain Baseras and local community centers for people whose houses are completely burnt down or those who can't go back to their home. If needed, we'll also arrange temporary tents for people.  People whose houses are completely burnt down or substantially burnt down will be given on spot ex-gratia of Rs 25,000 cash each from tomorrow afternoon. Balance amount will be assessed within 2-3 days by PWD dept & we'll make an effort to get them their balance cheque.

In Pics: Uneasy calm in Northeast Delhi

Muslims offer Friday prayers on the rooftop of a mosque, which was burnt by rioters in Tuesday's violence over new citizenship law, at Brijpuri. PTI
Muslims offer Friday prayers on the rooftop of a mosque, which was burnt by rioters in Tuesday's violence over new citizenship law, at Brijpuri. PTI

Situation peaceful but there is tension in air: NCW

The situation is peaceful but there is "tension in the air", National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma said on Friday after a visit to Jaffrabad, one of the worst affected areas in the riot-hit northeast Delhi, to look into the condition of women. Sharma said she would be going back to the area again on Saturday as she could not meet enough women as the police were busy in giving security for Friday prayers. "We met a few women but the way we wanted to meet them could not happen. The situation was peaceful but tension was there in the air," Sharma told PTI.

Oppn parties write to Prez, demand action

Several non-Congress opposition parties have written to President Ram Nath Kovind to direct authorities to ensure peace is restored in violence-hit northeast Delhi and action against those accused of making provocative speeches. Leaders from parties like NCP, CPI(M), CPI, RJD, LJD, DMK and AAP have also sought time from Kovind to discuss the situation in the national capital.

Delhi LG visits riot affected areas

Delhi LG Anil Baijal visited the riot affected areas in Northeast Delhi and said that "I have come here to see myself how things are on ground." 

Ensure security at Board exam centres: HC to Delhi Police

HC seeks Delhi govt and police response on plea to ensure security at board exam centres in northeast Delhi. The court asked police to ensure security is not breached in board exam centres in northeast Delhi. CBSE tells HC it is optimistic about holding Board exams in northeast Delhi centres from March 2.

HC seeks Centre's response on plea for FIR against Gandhis, others for alleged hate speech

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response of the Centre, Delhi government and the police on pleas seeking FIRs against political leaders, including Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, for alleged hate speeches.
 
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued the notice to the Union Home Ministry, Delhi government and the police on the petition, which seeks FIRs against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan, AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and former AIMIM MLA Waris Pathan.
 
Apart from registration of FIRs, the petition by Lawyers Voice also seeks setting up of a special investigation team to look into the alleged hate speeches by all of them.

Sonia Gandhi, please don't preach us 'rajdharma': BJP on Delhi violence, CAA

Your record is full of twists and turns, said BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad in a press conference.

Home Minister Amit Shah made no such appeal for peace, says Kapil Sibal

Congress leader Kapil Sibal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi woke up after 69 hours and appealed for peace and calm in Delhi. He should have done it earlier. But Home Minister Amit Shah made no such appeal. The Home Minister should have visited the affected areas.

Mahatma Gandhi's spirit needed more than ever: UN chief Guterres on Delhi violence

Expressing sadness over the violence in Delhi, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that Mahatma Gandhi's spirit is needed more than ever as it is essential to create conditions for a true community reconciliation.
 
Guterres has expressed sadness over the casualties following the protests in Delhi, and called for maximum restraint and for violence to be avoided, the UN chief's spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Thursday.
 
"The Secretary-General has been following the situation in India and... concerning the violence closely and is saddened by the reports of deaths that we've seen over the past few days in New Delhi and again reiterates, as he's done in other places, his calls for maximum restraint and for violence to be avoided," Dujarric said.
 
Throughout his life, "the Secretary-General has been deeply inspired by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. And today the spirit of Gandhi is needed more than ever and it is essential to create conditions for true community reconciliation", he said.

In Gokalpuri, Hindu family turns homeless as mob targets Muslim shops in their building

A Hindu family in Gokalpuri has been rendered homeless as they became victim of a mob fury targeted at some Muslim shops in their residential building.
 
The family of six, who are now forced to spend their days roaming in the streets and nights at a neighbour's house, had a harrowing experience on Tuesday as the three shops, owned by Muslims who don't reside in the building, on the ground floor of the two-storey structure were set on fire.
 
One of the family members, 20-year-old Karan, a daily wager, said the mob gathered in the streets and roads of Bhagirathi Vihar in Gokalpuri on Monday and Tuesday.
They started heavy stone-pelting on Tuesday evening, he said.
 
"I was on the first floor of our rented accommodation along with my 13-year-old sister. I got curious by the commotion outside and rushed to see what was happening. The locals tried to stop the mob but they torched three shops of Muslim tenants," he said.
 
The shops belonged to a junk dealer, a TV mechanic and a man who sharpens scissors.

BJP president Nadda avoids questions related to northeast Delhi violence

BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda avoided questions posed by the media here on Friday related to communal violence in northeast Delhi.
 
In an informal chat with media at former Himachal Pradesh chief minister and Congress veteran Virbhadra Singh's residence, Holly Lodge here, Nadda preferred to keep mum when a journalist queried about his reaction to the violence in Delhi.
 
Nadda went towards his vehicle without answering the question.
 
A total of 39 people have died so far while more than 200 have been injured after communal clashes broke out in the northeast part of the national capital on Monday.

Modi, Shah afraid of impartial probe in Delhi violence: Congress

The Congress has once again attacked the Centre on the issue of transfer of the Delhi High Court Judge, Justice S. Muralidhar, who was hearing the hate-speeches case against some BJP leaders.
 
Late Thursday Congress General Secretary K.C. Venugopal issued a statement, which said: "The decision to transfer the Judge is hardly surprising given the fact that, the BJP which had unashamedly instigated the mob and provided complete impunity to those who called for violence, took such a malicious decision under cover of darkness."
 
The Congress leader alleged that immediate and overnight transfer of Justice Muralidhar, of the Delhi High Court, "who highlighted the role played by certain BJP leaders in instigating the mob and directed the Delhi police to take urgent action is a clear proof of the discomfort on part of Shri Narendra Modi and Shri Amit Shah, over fears of an impartial investigation exposing their complicity in the Delhi riots."

Dream unfulfilled: Awaiting birth of great grandchild, 85-yr-old woman burnt to death

Eighty-five-year-old Akbari was waiting eagerly for the birth of her great grandchild. But her dream of seeing the baby was cut short by a rampaging mob that set her house at Gamri village near Delhi's Khajuri Khas on fire, suffocating her to death.
 
One of her seven children Salmani, an exporter of ready made garments, said that he had gone out to get milk on Tuesday.
 
"While returning, I got a call from my son that a mob has surrounded our home with petrol bombs and sticks in hands. My mother, wife and three kids were on the second floor. I told them over phone to rush to the terrace," he said.
 
According to locals, the mob set the ground floor, which served as a godown, ablaze and threw petrol bombs at the second and third floor. "Ten of my labourers were on the ground floor at the time of the incident. They too rushed to the terrace. My son later noticed that my mother was missing and he tried to get down. But by then, the whole house was full of smoke. By the time they climbed down the terrace, she had passed away," Salmani said.

Tahir Hussain charged with murder in Delhi violence, suspended by AAP

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Tahir Hussain was suspended from the primary membership of his party on Thursday evening, after he was charged with murder and arson in connection with the death of Ankit Sharma, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) employee found dead in one of the areas in northeast Delhi most affected by violence over citizenship law protests.
 
Mr Hussain will remain suspended until the charges against him are investigated and he is cleared, a tweet by Delhi's ruling AAP added.

Locals distribute food to kin of Delhi violence injured admitted at GTB Hospital

Sending a message of brotherhood and social harmony, locals on Thursday distributed food to kin of those who were injured in the recent Delhi violence and recuperating at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital here.
 
"We are distributing food to help people who are coming here to meet or collect bodies of their relatives or a family member. People are also coming from Haryana. Locals leaving here have taken this initiative to help the people at their difficult times," Moosa Alvi, one of the organisers, told ANI.
 
 
"It is not sponsored by any political party. We are doing it on our own," he added.

Delhi violence: Victims recount tales of horror

"We jumped from the first floor with dupattas wrapped around our bodies to save ourselves," says a 45-year-old woman at northeast Delhi's Al-Hind Hospital, recalling how she and her two daughters were forced to flee their home after a mob allegedly barged in and molested them on Wednesday night.
 
The nightmare ended only after the women entered a Muslim-dominated lane.
 
"I was at home when a mob barged in. I and my two daughters were molested and our clothes torn by the mob," the quadragenarian, who runs an NGO in Karawal Nagar, said with tears in her eyes.
 
She said the mob chased them but stopped and eventually disappeared after they sought refuge in the house of Ayub Ahmed, a grocery shop owner known to them.
 
"When we reached Ahmed's house, he gave us food and other necessary things and later brought us to the Al-Hind Hospital. I can identify the miscreants as they were from our lane," she added.

Salman Khan (20), a resident of Karawal Nagar, said he was near his house on Tuesday night when a mob poured a chemical on his back that caused his skin to burn.
 
"Some unidentified people caught me near my house and poured an acid-like liquid on my back. I have no idea what the substance was. It was very hot and my skin started burning as soon as they poured it on me," he said.

A Delhi neighbourhood divided by a highway and now hatred

The Hindu area of Bhajanpura and Muslim quarter of Chand Bagh face each other across a wide thoroughfare running through the northeastern part of India's capital, New Delhi.
 
After days of deadly riots between members of the two communities, neighbourhoods that lived happily together for years are now divided by far more than a road.
Mutual fear and suspicion have replaced generally cordial relations, a change that could make it harder to defuse tensions between India's Hindu majority and its sizeable Muslim minority that have worsened during months of street protests.

AAP suspends councillor Tahir Hussain pending inquiry

The AAP has suspended its councillor Tahir Hussain, who is accused of being involved in the killing of an IB staffer, from the primary membership of the party till the police probe is complete, party sources said.
 
The family of an Intelligence Bureau staffer Ankit Sharma (26), who was found dead in a drain near his home in northeast Delhi's riot-hit Chand Bagh area, has accused Tahir Hussain of being behind the killing. Read more...

215 victims of Delhi violence have been treated so far: GTB Hospital Director

GTB Hospital Director on Thursday informed that two hundred and fifteen victims of Delhi violence have so far been treated at several hospitals.
 
"This is for information that GTB Hospital. Dilshad Garden. Delhi has received and treated 215 riot victims since Feb 24. However, at the moment only 51 patients are receiving treatment in various departments at GTB Hospital," GTB Hospital Medical Director Dr. Sunil Kumar stated in a press release. Read more...

Delhi Police forms two SITs to probe northeast Delhi violence

The Delhi Police has transferred the northeast Delhi riots probe to the crime branch, and the cases will be probed by two Special Investigation Teams (SITs), officials said on Thursday. The police have so far filed 48 FIRs.
 
The SITs will be headed by deputy commissioners of police (DCP) Joy Tirkey and Rajesh Deo. Read more...

Locals distribute food to people attending to their relatives injured in Delhi violence

CPI demands Amit Shah's resignation over Delhi violence

The CPI in Telangana staged a protest on Thursday demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his alleged failure in handling the violence in Delhi. Read more...
 

For many family members, search for loved ones continue in morgue, elsewhere

The grieving family of 31-year-old Mohammad Dilshad waited with anxiety outside the morgue at the GTB Hospital on Thursday after search for him at various places in Delhi ended in vain.
 
His mother stood near an entrance of the mortuary, and held out a passport-size photograph of his "missing son" appealing to authorities to help trace him. Read more...

Record statements, share footage: Police issues appeal on violence in northeast Delhi

Delhi Police on Thursday issued an appeal requesting people, including media persons, to come forward and give their statements and share video footage in connection with the violence in northeast Delhi. Read more...
At least 34 people were killed and over 200 injured in the communal clashes that broke out in northeast Delhi after violence between supporters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and those opposing it spiralled out of control on Sunday.

Delhi violence: Victims recount tales of horror

"We jumped from the first floor with dupattas wrapped around our bodies to save ourselves," says a 45-year-old woman at northeast Delhi's Al-Hind Hospital, recalling how she and her two daughters were forced to flee their home after a mob allegedly barged in and molested them on Wednesday night. Read more...

From legal counselling to offering food, good samaritans flock GTB Hospital

From providing legal counselling to offering food to the wearied people gathered outside the mortuary at the GTB Hospital here, many good samaritans have volunteered to help the kin of those who have died in the riots in northeast Delhi. At the mortuary, scenes of grieving family members added to the sombre ambience. But in that milling crowd, two men in black coats could be seen assisting families in identifying bodies or informing them about their legal rights.
 
Farhan Azimi, who practices at Saket district court and Mumtaz Hashmi from Tis Hazari court jotted down details of victims and their family members in a register.
"We are taking down details, including name, address and phone numbers so that we can reach out to them in future. In many cases, victims are made the accused, as we have seen in the past. So, we want to give the families legal counselling so that they know their legal rights," Azimi told PTI.

Delhi violence: AAP suspends councillor Tahir Hussain pending inquiry

The AAP has suspended its councillor Tahir Hussain, who is accused of being involved in the killing of an IB staffer, from the primary membership of the party till the police probe is complete, party sources said. The family of an Intelligence Bureau staffer Ankit Sharma (26), who was found dead in a drain near his home in northeast Delhi's riot-hit Chand Bagh area, has accused Tahir Hussain of being behind the killing. On the complaint of Ankit's father, the police have registered an FIR against Hussain, who has rejected the charge. Read More Here
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference as Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia looks on. PTI

Kapil Mishra says he's being questioned instead of those talking of dividing country

BJP politician Kapil Mishra, accused of making hate speech before communal violence unfolded in northeast Delhi this week, on Thursday said he was being questioned for urging anti-CAA protestors to clear road blockades while those talking of "dividing" the country were not. Mishra, in the spotlight for his incendiary remarks calling for forceful removal of citizenship law protestors last week, made the comment as he carried out a "peace march" from Jantar Mantar to Delhi Police headquarters, even as a TV channel journalist was heckled during the event allegedly by his supporters.

Sec 144 to be relaxed for 10 hrs tomorrow: MHA

MHA on situation in Northeast Delhi: No major incident has been reported in the last 36 hours in any affected Police Station of District North-East. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 will be relaxed for a total of 10 hours tomorrow in view of the improvement in the ground situation.  So far, 48 FIRs, pertaining to clashes, loss of lives and property have already been registered & further FIRs would be registered in due course. Police has detained or arrested 514 suspects for questioning so far. Further arrests would be effected in course of investigation.

AAP suspends Tahir Hussain

AAP suspends councillor Tahir Hussain from party till inquiries are completed. 

Man, who fired on protesters is absconding, yet to be arrested

Shahrukh, the man in a red t-shirt who opened fire at police during violence in North East Delhi has not been arrested and search for him continues.
A protestor brandishes a pistol during clashes between a group of anti-CAA protestors and supporters of the new citizenship act, at Jafrabad in north-east Delhi. PTI

Delhi Police lodges FIR against AAP councillor Tahir Hussain

FIR registered against AAP councillor Tahir Hussain on complaint of IB officer Ankit Sharma's father. 

LG Baijal asks Delhi Police Special CP to meet families of victims

Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday asked the Special Commissioner of Police (Vigilance) to meet the families of Delhi violence victims and ensure all possible assistance to them. An official said Baijal also asked senior officers of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation, Health Department and the district administration to assist Special Commissioner of Police (Vigilance) Sundari Nanda during her visit. Earlier in the day, Baijal held a review meeting on the law and order situation in northeast Delhi.

AAP councillor made 'advance preparations' for violence: Manoj Tiwari

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari alleged that the recovery of petrol bombs, bags of stones, acid pouches and other items from Hussain's house have exposed a "well planned conspiracy" behind the riots. The violence in parts of north east Delhi in the past few days, has so far led to the deaths of 34 people and injuries to over 200, besides widespread damage to private property, including vehicles, houses and shops. "The AAP councillor had made advance preparations for violence in Delhi, but the AAP is trying to cover it up. The double standard of the AAP is exposed before the people," Tiwari alleged.

JUST IN | Toll climbs to 38

Death toll in northeast Delhi violence rises to 38, says senior official. 

HC to hear plea seeking FIR against Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka for alleged hate speech

The Delhi High Court is scheduled to hear on Friday a plea seeking lodging of an FIR against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, ex-president Rahul Gandhi, party general secretary Priyanka Vadra and others for allegedly giving hate speeches. The petition by Lawyers Voice was on Thursday mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar which allowed it to be listed on Friday.

Home set afire by rioters, Delhi family finds hope in 'miracle baby'

For 30-year-old Shabana Parveen, it was nothing short of a miracle -- giving birth to a heathy baby boy after surviving a murderous attack by rioters who kicked and assaulted her and her husband in northeast Delhi's Karawal Nagar. Their home set afire by the mob, Parveen's family is now pinning their hopes on the newborn whom they called a "miracle baby".
 
Parveen, her husband, two kids and mother-in-law were sleeping inside the house on Monday night when a mob barged into their house. Narrating their ordeal, Parveen's mother-in-law Nashima told PTI, "They hurled religious slurs, beat up my son. Some of them even kicked my daughter-in-law in the abdomen...as I went to protect her, they came charging at me... We thought we would not survive that night. But with god's grace we somehow managed to escape from the clutches of the rioters." "We rushed Parveen to a nearby hospital but doctors there asked us to go to Al-hind Hospital where she delivered a baby boy on Wednesday," she added. Despite having lost their home for over two decades and all belongings, her family has overcome the initial shock and are now overjoyed with the birth of the "miracle baby".

Delhi govt to provide books, uniforms to schoolchildren who lost them in violence

The Delhi government will provide books and uniforms to schoolchildren who lost them during the violence and arson in northeast Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday. He made the announcement at a press conference here. "If children have lost books, the Directorate of Education shall provide books and notebooks free of cost to children of both government schools as well as private schools," Kejriwal said. "Disbursement will take place from the respective schools. Similarly, new sets of uniforms shall also be provided free of cost," he said.

Amid uneasy calm in Northeast Delhi, politics heats up over deadly violence

A day after the spate of violence left at least 34 dead and over 100 injured in northeast Delhi, the confrontation has now shifted to the political arena with parties blaming each other for the situation on the ground in the national capital. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday went all out against the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), accusing them of inciting violence and making political capital of the issue. BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar accused the rival parties of “politicising” the issue stating that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had given the call for “aar yaa par” (fight to the finish) in December last year. READ MORE HERE
Muqima Khatun, mother of Shahbaz who went missing during the communal clashes in northeast Delhi, wails outside the mortuary of GTB Hospital. PTI

Delhi Waqf Board to set up relief camps, distribute ration kit in violence-hit areas

The Delhi Waqf Board will set up relief camps in violence-hit areas of the city and distribute ration kits in the affected areas, a member of the Board Himal Akhtar said. As directed by Delhi Waqf Board chairman Amanatullah Khan, the relief camps will be set up in northeast Delhi areas that were affected by the riots. Distribution of milk and biscuits for children and ration kits have also started, Akhtar said. "Many people have lost their houses and are left to fend for themselves as their work has also been affected. We have set up teams to provide ration kits and other items like milk to the riot-affected people," he said.

Rallies in Kolkata over Delhi violence

Appealing to people to save the country from divisive forces, two separate rallies were taken out in Kolkata on Thursday by the Trinamool Congress's women's wing and the Congress-backed Chhatra Parishad over the communal violence in Delhi. Thousands of women took part in the rally organised by the Trinamool Mahila Congress. It began at Hazra Crossing and culminated at the Gandhi statue in the Maidan area. The rallyists, led by state minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, shouted slogans targeting the "politics of polarisation and hatred professed by the Sangh Parivar". They also protested against alleged police inaction over the violence.

HC makes Centre party in PIL for FIRs over hate speech

The Delhi High Court on Thursday made the Centre a party in the PIL which has sought lodging of FIRs and arrests in communal violence in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law and gave it four weeks to file a reply to the petition. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said that "looking at the complexity of the situation", the central government was seeking more time to file a reply to the plea which has also sought lodging of FIRs against three BJP leaders over their alleged hate speeches in connection with the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) related violence.

JUST IN | Delhi Police forms two SITs to probe violence

Delhi Police transfers northeast Delhi riots probe to Crime Branch, forms two SITs to probe the violence.

Delhi riots: CRPF personnel donate blood at GTB Hospital

Nearly three dozen CRPF personnel have donated blood at the GTB Hospital here to supplement its bank in view of the injured in the Delhi communal clashes being admitted to the facility, officials said. They said a contingent of 50 personnel of the paramilitary were sent to the hospital on Tuesday, of whom 34 donated blood while the rest were asked to remain on standby. "The donation was made in order to supplement the blood bank of the GTB Hospital where fatal and non-fatal casualties of the Delhi riots were being admitted since Monday," a senior official of the force said.

India slams OIC statement over Delhi violence, says it's inaccurate, misleading

India on Thursday hit out at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for its statement on Delhi violence, saying the comments are factually inaccurate and misleading. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also urged bodies like the OIC not to make irresponsible statements at this sensitive time. "The statements which have come out of OIC are factually inaccurate, they are selective, they are misleading. There is an effort on the ground, to restore normalcy, to create confidence," Kumar said.

Situation in Delhi ''becoming normal'' to a good extent: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the situation in violence-hit Delhi was returning to normal. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited here, Singh said, "The situation in Delhi is becoming normal to a good extent." He was responding to a query on the increasing toll in the riots in the national capital following the protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.

AAP's stand on violence remains clear, take action against anyone found guilty

Senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Gopal Rai on Thursday said the party's stand on violence remains clear that strictest punishment must be given to anyone associated with spreading it. Their reaction came after family of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer, who was found dead in a drain near his home in northeast Delhi's riot-hit Chand Bagh area, accused AAP councillor Tahir Hussain of being behind the killing.

Mayawati wants SC-supervised probe into Delhi violence

BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday demanded a Supreme Court-supervised probe into the communal violence in parts of northeast Delhi and said that the Centre and the AAP government should pitch in together to compensate people for the loss suffered in the riots. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said police should be given a free hand to control the law and order situation in the national capital. In a statement, she said the recent violence in northeast Delhi was much like the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "It is very sad and condemnable," the statement said quoting Mayawati.

Broken desks, burnt books, half-charred boards tell sordid tale

"Welcome to a very happy school" reads a half-charred board at a private school in Brijpuri area of North East Delhi which is now home to broken desks and burnt books after it was vandalised during the violence. Arun Modern Senior Secondary School, which is over 32 years old, looks no less than a cemetery, say officials, who claim the damage is estimated to be over Rs 70 lakh. "While I am yet to recover from what has happened at the school, my biggest relief is that children were not in the premises when this happened. I do not even want to imagine what would have happened if that was the case," school principal Jyoti Rani told PTI. READ MORE HERE

DCW visits affected areas in northeast Delhi

The Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal visited the riot affected areas in North East Delhi and interacted with hundreds of women and girls. 
DCW Chief Swati Maliwal said, “This has been one of the most painful days for me and my entire team. So much loss of life, limb and property. Women and girls are feeling very scared and destroyed. DCW shall keep visiting the riot affected areas and create a detailed fact finding report that shall be submitted to Delhi and Central Government. We seek urgent action against all those people who instigated violence.”
 

Delhi govt announces compensation for affected people

Delhi government to give Rs 10 lakh to families of those killed in riots, Rs 2 lakh to those seriously injured. The government will set up special camps for people to get documents burnt during arson, violence. Speaking on Tahir Hussain's alleged involvement in  the riots, Kejriwal said, "No rioter from whichever party they belong should be spared. If those involved in riots are found to be from AAP, double punishment should be given."

Delhi govt announces rehabilitation schemes for affected people

Delhi government headed by CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced rehabilitation programmes for those affected in the violence. The CM had earlier announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore for head constable ratan Lal who died in the violence. The government will provide free treatment to injured people in government hospitals and those who are being trated in private hospitals will be covered unde faristay scheme. 

In Pics: Northeast Delhi fortified as Delhi Police take to streets

Security personnel patrol streets following clashes over the new citizenship law, in Jafrabad. PTI

A woman walks along with security personnel following clashes over the new citizenship law. PTI

Security personnel stands guard along a road following clashes over the new citizenship law, in Yamuna Vihar. PTI

CBSE postpones class 10, 12 exams scheduled on Feb 28, 29 in NE Delhi

CBSE postpones class 10, 12 exams scheduled on February 28, 29 in violence-hit northeast Delhi. However, it said that there will be no change in exam schedule of class 10, 12 across Delhi from March 2 onwards. Read More Here

Relatives wait outside mortuary for bodies to be handed over

Still to come to terms with the loss of their loved ones in violence in parts of northeast Delhi, relatives are anxiously waiting outside GTB hospital's mortuary for the postmortem to be conducted before the bodies are handed over to them. Family members of people, who are missing since the violence broke out, also have been asking hospital authorities to check whether were brought dead or are being treated.
 

Delhi Police officers on road in Northeast Delhi

I have come here to assure people that we are with them and for their welfare. People here have responded positively and assured that they'll work together through Aman Committees to bring back the feeling of brotherhood: SN Shrivastava, Spl CP, Law & Order

BJP attacks Congress for ínstigating' violence in Delhi

Attacking the Congress, BJP said that attempts to instigate violence were made for two months, Sonia Gandhi gave call for "fight to the finish" at rally in December. "BJP is working to restore peace and we condemn Congress, AAP for doing politics over violence. Peace has been restored in two days, probe speeded up and arrests made,"BJP's Prakash javadekar said. 

Never saw such violence, not even in '84 or '92: Northeast Delhi resident

The communal clashes in northeast Delhi were nothing like what septuagenarian Haseeb Ahmed, who has witnessed the 1984 and 1992 violence, had seen in his life.
 
Ahmed, who worked as a furniture worker and has now been retired for almost 10 years, is settled at Maujpur area, one of the main pockets where rioters ran amok after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters on Sunday.
 
"I came to live here in 1981. It's been 39 years and there have been incidents in 1984, 1992, but nothing had happened here," the 70-year-old man said. "But this is the first time that I have seen people from outside coming here, attacking homes and people, and vandalising and setting properties on fire."
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta urges high court that there be no hurried intervention till normalcy is restored in northeast Delhi.

USCIRF condemns Delhi violence; India says desist from making 'irresponsible' comments at sensitive time

Expressing "grave concern" over the violence in New Delhi, a US commission on international religious freedom urged the Indian government to take swift action for the safety of its citizens.
 
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said that the Indian government should provide protection to people regardless of their faith amid reports of attack on Muslims and expressed "grave concern" over the violence.
 
"We urge the Indian government to make serious efforts to protect Muslims and others targeted by mob violence," USCIRF Chair Tony Perkins said in a statement on Wednesday.
 
Reacting to the statement, India on Thursday described the comments by the USCIRF and by "few individuals" over the violence in Delhi as "factually inaccurate, misleading" and an attempt to politicise the issue.

AAP councillor denies involvement in killing of IB staffer

AAP councillor Tahir Hussain on Thursday denied that he was involved in the riots or in the killing of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer whose family accused him of being behind the murder.
 
Ankit Sharma (26), who worked for the IB, had gone missing on Tuesday and his body was found in a drain near his home in northeast Delhi's riot-hit Chand Bagh area on Wednesday.
 
His family members claimed that the local councillor and his associates were behind the killing.
 
Hussain rejected the allegations.
 
"I came to know from news reports that I am being blamed for the murder of a man. These are lies and baseless accusations. For our safety, my family and I had moved away from our home on Monday in police presence," he said.

Comments by USCIRF, others on Delhi violence attempt to politicise issue: MEA

India on Thursday described the comments by a US commission on religious freedom and by "few individuals" over violence in the national capital as "factually inaccurate, misleading" and an attempt to politicise the issue.
 
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar's reaction came a day after the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed "grave concern" over the violence in Delhi and asked the Indian government to provide protection to people irrespective of their faith.
 
US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and a number of other leading American lawmakers have also expressed concern over the clashes in several parts of Delhi in which at least 32 people have been killed.
 
“We have seen comments made by USCIRF, sections of the media and a few individuals regarding recent incidents of violence in Delhi. These are factually inaccurate and misleading, and appear to be aimed at politicising the issue," Kumar said.

Sonia Gandhi-led Congress delegation meets Kovind over Delhi violence

A delegation of senior Congress leaders, led by party chief Sonia Gandhi, met President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday to seek normalcy and peace in violence-hit Delhi.
 
The delegation, including Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad as well as Ahmed Patel and Randeep Surjewala, also submitted a memorandum to the president.
 
The total death toll in the northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law is now 34, according to senior officials.

Delhi violence: Class 8 student who went to take exam missing since Monday

A 13-year-old girl, who had gone to school to take an examination in the Khajuri Khas area three days ago, went missing amid the violence in northeast Delhi, police said.
 
The girl, a Class 8 student, lived with her parents in Sonia Vihar suburb and had gone to her school, some 4.5 km from their home, Monday morning but has not returned since, they said on Wednesday.
 
Her father, who deals in readymade garments, told PTI, "I was supposed to pick her up from school at 5.20 pm. But I got caught in the violence that unfolded in our area. My daughter is missing since then."
Delhi High Court issues notice to Delhi Government, Police and others on a plea by Md. Mustafa, a student of Jamia Millia Islamia University, seeking compensation of Rs 1 crore alleging police brutality at the university campus on 15 December 2020.

BSP Chief, Mayawati: Centre should let police and system work freely

BSP Chief, Mayawati: In guise of Delhi violence, political parties are playing dirty politics. Centre should let police and system work freely, without any kind of interference. Delhi CM should play a major role in normalising the situation instead of doing politics in other states.

Shops shut, eerie calm prevails in riot-hit areas of northeast Delhi

Sporadic violence was reported from riot-hit areas in northeast Delhi, even as an eerie calm prevailed across the neighbourhoods in Jaffarabad, Maujpur, Chandbagh, Gokulpuri and surrounding areas, with the death toll reaching 32 on Thursday.
 
Most shops were closed with their shutters bearing marks of the violence that it had witnessed over the last few days and people chose to stay indoors.
 
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had visited these neighbourhoods a day earlier to calm sentiments and also reassured people that the security forces were standing by them.
 
As police conducted flag marches and security personnel spread out across the northeastern edge of the national capital in a bid to quell the violence raging since Sunday.
 
The Delhi Fire Service received 19 calls from midnight to 8 am on Thursday from the riot-hit areas, Director of Delhi Fire Service Atul Garg said.

Paramilitary personnel provide security cover for last journey of man killed in Delhi clashes

Amid an eerie calm in northeast Delhi's Shiv Vihar, where communal violence broke out four days ago, 26-year-old Rahul Solanki's body was taken to a crematorium by his distraught kin and armed paramilitary personnel.
 
Solanki, who was pursuing his LLB from a private college in Ghaziabad, had stepped out on Monday to buy milk. He died after he was shot in the right shoulder near his neck, his father Hari Singh Solanki said.
 
"We took his body home from GTB Hospital. We wanted police and paramilitary forces to give us protection till we reached the crematorium to perform his final rites," he said on Wednesday.
 
Senior police officers present in the area had assured the family members that they will be provided security.
We would urge that irresponsible comments are not made at this sensitive time: MEA on concerns raised by US Body, others on Delhi violence.


Modi has publicly appealed for peace and brotherhood, MEA on Delhi violence

PM Narendra Modi has publicly appealed for peace and brotherhood: MEA on concerns expressed by US Body, other on Delhi violence.
Law enforcement agencies working to prevent violence, restore normalcy: MEA on concerns over Delhi violence by US body, others.

19 calls received from violence-hit northeast Delhi between 12 am and 8 am: Delhi Fire Service

The Delhi Fire Service received 19 calls from midnight to 8 am on Thursday from riot-hit areas of northeast Delhi, an official said.
 
Over 100 firemen are deployed in the area and all the four fire station in the area are provided with extra fire tenders to meet any emergency and are being managed by senior officers, Director of Delhi Fire Service Atul Garg said.
 
Senior officers are also camping in the riot-affected area, he added.

'Ugly pirouette of maddened mobs': Owaisi quotes news article on Delhi violence

Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted an excerpt from an article in the Telegraph newspaper to attack Home Minister Amit Shah over the violence in Delhi. Here it is:
 
"...The key person in all of this, Union home minister and custodian of Delhi’s security, Amit Shah, the man who hasn’t uttered a public word yet on the ugly pirouette of maddened mobs, would probably have a few answers [to the question of why order could not be restored earlier]."

'Shameful': Priyanka blasts transfer of HC judge hearing Delhi violence case

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a senior Congress leader, said the transfer of Delhi High Court Justice S Muralidhar represented the government's attempts to shake public trust in the judiciary.

Remembering the brave Judge Loya, who wasn’t transferred: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's tweet is a reference to the transfer of Delhi High Court Justice S Muralidhar, who was hearing the Delhi violence case.

Mosque, Dargah vandalised in northeast Delhi during violence, claim locals

A mosque and a dargah were vandalised before being set afire during the communal violence in northeast Delhi, locals claimed on Wednesday.
 
The mosque is situated at Ashok Nagar area in northeast Delhi, while the dargah is located in Chand Bagh.
 
The locals in Ashok Nagar area said the mosque was set on fire by unidentified miscreants on Tuesday afternoon.
 
"We got to know about it through social media... We came to know from police that the mosque was vandalised around 12 pm. This is unfortunate and I can say that it was not done by any local, outsiders were involved," one of the locals, who did not wish to be named, said.

Today's CBSE Class 12 english exam postponed over delhi violence

CBSE has postponed Class 12 exam in northeast Delhi scheduled today while exams will be held in remaining areas as per schedule, Central Board of Examination said in a statement. The exams scheduled for February 27, 2020 are now postponed and the new dates will be notified shortly, CBSE said.

Differently-abled man attacked by mob while praying in mosque in Mustafabad

Feroz Akhtar, who is differently-abled, was beaten with sticks by a mob that entered a mosque when he was offering prayers in northeast Delhi's Mustafabad, his wife Sanjeeda claimed.
 
One of the riot-affected victims being treated at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, the 42-year-old tailor received severe injuries on his head, back and shoulder.

Hours after Justice Muralidhar grills Centre, Delhi police over ongoing communal violence in Delhi, govt transfers him from Delhi to Punjab and Haryana HC

The Centre on Wednesday night notified the transfer of Justice S Muralidhar from Delhi HC to Punjab and Haryana HC.
 
The notification of the transfer comes just hours after Justice S Muralidhar grilled the centre, the state government and the Delhi Police over the ongoing communal violence in parts of northeast Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Security forces conduct flag march in violence-hit North-East Delhi

Security forces on Thursday conducted a flag march in different parts of North-East district to monitor the situation in the area in wake of violence in the national capital.
 
All the security personnel were equipped with riot gears and batons during the march.
 
This comes after newly appointed Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Law and Order) SN Shrivastava late on Wednesday took stock of the situation in violence-affected areas in North-East district.

Anti-CAA protests in Delhi aimed at blackmailing govt by Opposition during Trump's visit: Sambit Patra

BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra on Wednesday alleged that the anti-CAA protests in the national capital were intended to "blackmail the government" by the Opposition during US President Donald Trump's visit to India, adding that the situation was "normal" in Delhi.
 
Speaking at a civil society interaction in Panaji, Patra said: "Anti-CAA protests in the national capital were intended to blackmail the government by the Opposition during US President Donald Trump's visit to India. The situation is normal in Delhi."

USCIRF condemns Delhi violence, calls for swift action

Expressing concern over the violence in New Delhi, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom urged the Government of India to take swift action for the safety of its citizens.
 
Expressing "grave concern" over it, the USCIRF said the Indian government should provide protection to people regardless of their faith amid reports of attack on Muslims. "We urge the Indian government to make serious efforts to protect Muslims and others targeted by mob violence," USCIRF Chair Tony Perkins said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon.

Differently-abled man attacked by mob while praying in mosque in Mustafabad

Feroz Akhtar, who is differently-abled, was beaten with sticks by a mob that entered a mosque when he was offering prayers in northeast Delhi's Mustafabad, his wife Sanjeeda claimed.
 
One of the riot-affected victims being treated at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, the 42-year-old tailor received severe injuries on his head, back and shoulder.

AAP's Sanjay Singh takes out peace march

Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh took out a peace march in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar assembly constituency in a bid to ease tensions after three days of communal violence.
 
Chants of 'Hindu-Muslim, Sikh-Issai Sab Hain Bhai-Bhai', 'Bhaichara Zindabad' and 'Humari Ekta Zindabad' were heard during the march.
 
Singh said the march saw the participation of scores of people from all religions.

Jamiat demands action against Kapil Mishra

Prominent Muslim body Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Wednesday demanded action against BJP leader Kapil Mishra and the police officers in whose presence he made remarks that allegedly incited violence in Delhi. Jamiat chief Maulana Arshad Madani said some people want to harm the brotherhood and integrity of the country using religion, but asserted that his organisation will not allow such evil people to succeed in their plans. "Jamiat has always been an example of Hindu-Muslim unity throughout the country and has worked for humanity and brotherhood," he said.

'Is it the end of democracy?' Mamata pens poem

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote a poem condemning the violence in Delhi as she sought answers for the incidents of vandalism and arson. "Search for an address getting lost/ A storm raging the country at gunpoint/ a peaceful country turned violent / Is it the end of democracy?" she penned. She further wrote, "Who will give the answer?/ Will there be a solution/ You and me are deaf and dumb/ The sacred land turns into a hell." Twenty-four people have been killed and over 200 injured in communal violence that broke out in northeast Delhi three days ago.

US, Russia ask nationals to exercise caution, avoid affected areas

The US and Russia on Wednesday issued advisories to their citizens, asking them to exercise caution and avoid violence-hit areas. The US Embassy in India issued a security alert, advising American citizens that it is important to monitor local media outlets for updates on demonstrations, road and Metro closures, and possible curfews. "US citizens in India should exercise caution in light of violent demonstrations in Northeast Delhi and avoid all areas with demonstrations," the embassy advisory said. Russia asked its citizens to be careful, avoid large gatherings and violence-hit areas -- Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Bhajanpura.

Death toll climbs to 25 in Delhi violence

Sunil Kumar, Medical Superintendent, Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital: The death toll has risen to 25 as 3 more died during medical treatment. 

No cognizable offence for FIR against Thakur, Verma, police tells court

Delhi Police told a court here on Wednesday that prima facie no cognizable offence was found for lodging FIR against Union minister Anurag Thakur and his BJP colleague and MP Parvesh Verma for their alleged hate speech in relation to anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh. The submissions were made in an action taken report (ATR), filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja, who was hearing a complaint by CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat seeking FIRs against Thakur and Verma. 

Doval tasked with quelling communal riots in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tasked National Security Advisor Ajit Doval with the mandate to restore normalcy in riot-hit North East Delhi where 24 people have been killed in communal violence, officials said on Wednesday. The former Intelligence Bureau chief who holds the rank of a cabinet minister visited the affected areas, including Jaffrabad and Seelampur, where he met police officers and gave them necessary directives, besides meeting leaders of different communities to assuage the tension, the officials said. Delhi Police reports to the Union Home Ministry. Doval on Wednesday morning presented his on the spot assessment of the situation to the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by the prime minister about the steps taken to quell the violence and restore normalcy in areas.
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval interacts with locals during his visit to the riot affected areas. PTI

Never saw such violence, not even in '84 or '92: NE Delhi resident

The communal clashes in northeast Delhi were nothing like what septuagenarian Haseeb Ahmed, who has witnessed the 1984 and 1992 violence, had seen in his life. Ahmed, who worked as a furniture worker and has now been retired for almost 10 years, is settled at Maujpur area, one of the main pockets where rioters ran amok after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters on Sunday. "I came to live here in 1981. It's been 39 years and there have been incidents in 1984, 1992, but nothing had happened here," the 70-year-old man said. "But this is the first time that I have seen people from outside coming here, attacking homes and people, and vandalising and setting properties on fire."

Delhi Police helpline for violence affected people

Delhi Police releases two helpline numbers -- 011-22829334, 22829335 -- for people to reach out during distress in violence-affected areas.

Kejriwal, Sisodia visiting Northeast Delhi

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia are visiting sensitive areas in NortheastDelhi and interacting with the local residents there, to take stock of the situation of the area. 

106 arrested for Delhi violence, 18 FIRs registered

The Delhi Police has arrested 106 people for their alleged involvement in the northeast Delhi violence and registered 18 FIRs, a senior police officer said on Wednesday. "No untoward incident was reported on Wednesday and PCR calls from northeast Delhi have reduced," Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Mandeep Singh Randhawa told reporters.

Rajinikanth condemns Centre over Delhi violence

Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday lashed out at the central government over the violence in Delhi that left 22 people dead, saying the riots should have been dealt with an iron fist. "Definitely it is Central government's intelligence failure. I strongly condemn the Central government," he told reporters here. The actor also rued that some sections of media and political observers were linking him with the BJP.

Oppn leaders seek time from President to discuss about ongoing violence

Oppn leaders including Akhilesh Yadav, Sitaram Yechury, Sharad Yadav seek time from President to discuss about ongoing violence in Delhi.

Mumbai police orders crackdown on unlawful protests

In wake of communal violence over Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Delhi, senior officials of the Mumbai police have made it clear that no unlawful protests will be allowed in the city. Additional and deputy commissioners of police are holding meetings with junior officers and instructing them to take stern action against those breaking the law, an official said on Wednesday. "Unlawful assemblies will not be allowed in the city and if anyone is found conducting meetings, gatherings or any other protest without permission, the strict action will be taken against them," deputy commissioner of police (operation) Pranay Ashok said.
 

NSA Ajit Doval briefs Home Minister Amit Shah

NSA Ajit Doval briefs Home Minister Amit Shah on prevailing law and order situation in northeast Delhi.

Common man of Delhi did not indulge in violence: CM Kejriwal

Common man of Delhi did not indulge in violence; outsiders, some politicians, anti-social elements involved: Kejriwal

AAP govt will give Rs 1 cr compensation to Head Constable Ratan Lal

AAP govt will give Rs 1 cr compensation to Head Constable Ratan Lal who was killed in northeast Delhi violence: Arvind Kejriwal

In pics: Heavy force deployment in affected areas of NE Delhi

A security official stands in front of a burning shop following clashes over the new citizenship law, in Gokulpuri. PTI

Security personnel patrol streets following clashes over the new citizenship law, in Maujpur. PTI

Police personnel conduct a route march following clashes over the new citizenship law, in Mirzapur. PTI

Kejriwal urges HM to deploy Army from assembly

Delhi Chief Minister speaking in the Assembly said that the politics of burning houses, killing people will not be tolerated. There are several stories where people have come together to save each other. Kejriwal added that he met Home Minister and appealed him to control situation in Delhi and deploy Army if required. He assured full cooperation from the Delhi government urging people to stop the violence and cooperate with the police. 

Inshallah yahan par bilkul aman hoga: NSA Ajit Doval

People have a sense of unity among them, there is no enmity. A few criminals do things like this (spread violence), people are trying to isolate them. Police is here and doing its work. We're here as per the orders of Home Minister and Prime Minister. Inshallah yahan par bilkul aman hoga: NSA Ajit Doval

Inshallah yahan par bilkul aman hoga: NSA Ajit Doval

People have a sense of unity among them, there is no enmity. A few criminals do things like this (spread violence), people are trying to isolate them. Police is here and doing its work. We're here as per the orders of Home Minister and Prime Minister. Inshallah yahan par bilkul aman hoga: NSA Ajit Doval

Priyanka Vadra leads peaceful march against violence

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is leading a aCongress march against the spate of violence in Delhi. She said, "It is our duty to spread the message of pace and harmony." She demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah for filing to act responsibily and curb the violence. 

Advisory issued in Haryana after Delhi violence

We have issued advisory on law and order situation across the state especially for the districts adjoining Delhi in the wake of the recent violence that has taken place in national capital during CAA/NRC protest: Haryana Police

NSA Ajit Doval visiting affected areas

NSA Ajit Doval is visitng affected areas and taing stock of situation. Drones have been deployed to monitor the situation in the areas after the violence left at least 22 dead.
NSA Ajit Doval interacting with locals in affected areas. ANI

JUST IN | CBSE postpones Class XII exam for tomorrow in NE Delhi

CBSE postpones Class 12 English exam scheduled for tomorrow in northeast Delhi. The exam was scheduled on 73 centres in northeast Delhi, 7 in east Delhi.

Take decision on lodging FIRs for hate speeches by 3 BJP leaders: HC

The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the police to take "conscious decision" with respect to lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders in connection with the CAA violence and convey by Thursday. The three BJP leaders are -- Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Anup J Bhambhani took on record the assurance by special commissioner Praveer Ranjan that he will sit with the police commissioner today itself and view all video clips and take a conscious decision on lodging of FIRS.

Here is what Anurag Thakur had said during the Delhi polls

At the Rithala rally, the MP from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh Anurag Thakur had egged on the crowd to raise an incendiary slogan -- "shoot the traitors" -- after lashing out at anti-CAA protesters. Read Here
 

Here is what Kapil Mishra had said during Delhi elections

Lashing out at anti-CAA protesters in Shaheen Bagh and other places in the city, Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra had termed the assembly elections next month a contest between India and Pakistan. Mishra, a former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government, was the BJP's candidate from Model Town. In a series of tweets, Mishra said, "India vs Pakistan 8th February Delhi. There will a contest on Delhi Roads between India and Pakistan on February 8." Read More Here
 

JUST IN | Death toll climbs to 22 in NE Delhi violence

The Death toll in violence in Northeast Delhi has increases to 22 now, GTB Hospital confirmed the development. 
 

HC on deployment of Army in Delhi

On the plea of deployment of Army in the violence-affected areas, the Delhi High Court says 'We don't want to enter into the question of deployment of Army. We should focus on the issue of registration of FIR right now.'

Inform students about board exam schedule for 10-15 days: HC to CBSE

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said class 10 and 12 students, who have board examination centres in violence-hit northeast Delhi, need to be informed in one go about the schedule for the next 10 to 15 days and not on piecemeal basis. Justice Rajiv Shakdher said the situation in northeast Delhi is getting worse and there have been more deaths and therefore, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) needs to take a call for the next 10 to 15 days.
 
"The situation there (northeast Delhi) is only getting worse. There have been more deaths. You should give time for the situation to settle down." "You cannot decide only for tomorrow or day after. Take a call for the next 10-15 days. The children need to know. They cannot wait each day for the next day"

Delhi violence chilling reminder of 2002 Gujarat riots: Yechury

CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury said, "Only way confidence can be restored among people and strict action taken against miscreants is to call in the army to aid civillian authorities. We appeal to maintain calm, peace. We’ll join with all peace-loving forces, organize peace marches and relief & rehabilitation."
 

NSA reaches office of DCP Northeast

NSA Ajit Doval, who visited the affected areas of Notheast Delhi last night has now reached the office of the DCP. A meeting is underway. 

Hearing underway against BJP leaders for making hate speech

The Delhi High Court is hearing a petition against BJP leaders for making hate speeches. Solicitor Genereal says HC should wait for authorities reply on lodging FIR against 3 BJP leaders as any decision now may aggravate situation. The three ledaders are MoS Finance Anurag Thakur, Kapil Mishra, and Pravesh Verma. Delhi government standing counsel Rahul Mehra contends in HC there is no reason not to lodge FIR against 3 BJP leaders.Mehra contends in HC there is no reason not to lodge FIR against 3 BJP leaders. 
 
HC asks if any of 3 leaders denied making alleged objectionable statements; petitioner counsel says no, they took pride in it.

In Pics: Mob leaves behind charred remains of a shattered city

Passersby stand near vehicles which were set ablaze by rioters following clashes over the new citizenship law, in Yamuna Vihar. PTI

Firefighters attempt to douse fire in a burning shop following clashes over the new citizenship law, in Gokulpuri area of northeast Delhi. PTI

Smoke rises from charred buildings which were allegedly set on fire by miscreants during clashes over the new citizenship law, at Gokulpuri. PTI

Zubeda Begum appointed as amicus curiae to coordinate with victim

While order was being dictated midnight, police was implementing it right there and rescuing injured persons in N-E Delhi. Delhi High Court termed the killing of IB officer  as extremely unfortunate in ongoing violence. The HC asked IHBAS director to provide sufficient qualified professionals to cater to riot victims suffering from post trauma stress
 
HC appoints advocate Zubeda Begum as amicus curiae to coordinate between victims and various agencies.
 

Delhi violence: 5 IPS officers of Delhi Police transferred

5 IPS officers of Delhi Police transferred. SD Mishra Addl CP Rohini now posted as Addl CP Traffic, MS Randhawa Addl CP (Central District) posted as Addl CP (Crime), P Mishra DCP (EOW) posted as DCP (Rohini), S Bhatia DCP IGI Airport posted as DCP (Central District). Rajeev Ranjan, Staff Officer to Commissioner of Police (CP) posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), IGI Airport.

Delhi high court applauds police for prompt action in evacuating injured in violence hit northeast Delhi

While the order was being dictated midnight, police were implementing it right there and rescuing injured persons in northeast Delhi, says Delhi high court

Ajit Doval tasked to bring Delhi situation under control after violence spirals

Concerned over the deteriorating law and order situation in the national capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval the mandate to restore normalcy in riot-hit northeast Delhi where at least 20 people have been killed in the communal violence, officials said on Wednesday.
 
Immediately after taking over the assignment, Doval undertook a late night tour of the riot-hit areas on Tuesday accompanied by Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and newly-appointed Special Commissioner S N Shrivastava and other senior officers, they said.

The government's silence on Delhi violence "more shameful" than Kapil Mishra's hate speech, says Priyanka Gandhi

Speaking just minutes after Congress president Sonia Gandhi's press briefing where she demanded Union Home Minister Amit Shah's resignation, Priyanka appealed to all the people of Delhi to desist from violence and maintain peace and harmony
.
"What BJP leader Kapil Mishra has said is shameful and the government not doing anything is even more shameful, says Priyanka Gandhi.
 
She also appealed to the people of Delhi not to indulge in any violence as it is they who will suffer due to it. She also urged all Congress party workers to ensure that there is peace in the city.
 
"I appeal to the people, for God's sake, do not indulge in violence as it is they who will suffer due to the violence. I appeal to everyone to maintain peace and calm. I have also appealed to the people of Uttar Pradesh to not allow the spread of violence in the state. I have also urged Congress workers to not allow any spread of violence and urge people to maintain peace," she told reporters.

Delhi violence is ending, says Prakash Javadekar

Delhi violence is ending and investigation is on to find out the truth; such statements from Congress demoralises police: BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar

Congress's demand for home minister Amit Shah's resignation laughable: Prakash Javadekar

Congress's demand for home minister Amit Shah's resignation laughable; he is involved in maintaining peace from the very first day: Prakash Javadekar

Delhi violence: Peace and harmony are central to our ethos, says Modi




Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy: PM Narendra Modi

Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy: PM Narendra Modi
Delhi: Body of Intelligence Bureau Officer Ankit Sharma found in North East district's Chand Bagh area today, reports ANI. Details awaited.

HC asks SG to advice police on lodging of FIRs against 'hate speeches' by 3 BJP leaders

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to advice the police commissioner on lodging of FIRs relating to alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders.
 
A bench of justices S Muralidhar and Talwant Singh was hearing plea seeking lodging of FIRs and arrests of those involved in the ongoing communal violence in parts of northeast Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
 
The hearing will continue at 2.30 pm.
 
The high court said the situation outside was very unpleasant.
 
It asked Mehta and deputy commissioner of police (crime branch) if they have seen the video clip of BJP leader Kapil Mishra making alleged hate speech. Later, the video was played in the courtroom.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh attacks Delhi Police for 'failing' to contain violence in northeast Delhi

AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Wednesday attacked the Delhi Police for allegedly failing to contain the violence in northeast Delhi and asked why the borders areas were not sealed despite Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's requests.
 
He claimed that law and order situation in the city has "deteriorated" after Amit Shah took over as the Union Home Minister.
 
"People instigating violence have no religion. It was a failure of the Delhi police which failed to seal the border areas. Why were the border areas not sealed despite Arvind Kejriwal's requests?" the AAP leader said.
 
"People are being killed, shops and homes are being burnt. The law and order is under the Home Ministry and since Amit Shah became the Home Minister things have deteriorated," he said in a press briefing.

HC asks SG to advice police on lodging of FIRs against 'hate speeches' by 3 BJP leaders

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to advice the police commissioner on lodging of FIRs relating to alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders.
 
A bench of justices S Muralidhar and Talwant Singh was hearing plea seeking lodging of FIRs and arrests of those involved in the ongoing communal violence in parts of northeast Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
 
The hearing will continue at 2.30 pm.
 
The high court said the situation outside was very unpleasant.
 
It asked Mehta and deputy commissioner of police (crime branch) if they have seen the video clip of BJP leader Kapil Mishra making alleged hate speech. Later, the video was played in the courtroom.
Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi: The Centre and the Union Home Minister is responsible for the present situation in Delhi. The Union Home Minister should resign.
Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi: There is a conspiracy behind the violence, country also saw this during Delhi elections. Many BJP leaders made inciting comments creating an atmosphere of fear and hatred.

UN chief closely following situation in Delhi: spokesperson

UN chief Antonio Guterres is closely following the situation in New Delhi and stresses that demonstrators should be allowed to demonstrate peacefully and security forces should show restraint.
 
"I think it's very important that demonstrators be allowed to demonstrate peacefully and that security forces show restraint. This is the SG's constant position," Secretary General Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at the daily press briefing Tuesday.
 
When asked if the UN is monitoring the situation, Dujarric said "Yes, we're obviously following it closely."

He (Kapil Mishra) is speaking when a DCP is standing next to him: Justice Muralidhar points out

SG Mehta reads the transcript of the video.

"Now that you have watched it, you advice the Commissioner so that we don't have to pass any order. You are the Solicitor General of India," says Justice Muralidhar.
Justice Muralidhar asks Delhi police officer: Have you watched the video clips concerning the three persons (Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur, Praveen Verma)?

The police officer denies having watched Kapil Mishra one.

"Are you saying that even the Commissioner of Police has not seen the video related to one? This is too serious a matter. I am amazed at the state of affairs of Delhi Police," Justice Muralidhar.
 

I have not seen it, SG Mehta on the video in which BJP leader Kapil Mishra made remarks that could have incited violence; 
 
Should I record your statement? Justice Muralidhar asks.
Justice Muralidhar asks a Delhi Police Officer in Court if he has seen the videos in which hate speeches were made.
 
The plea against BJP leader's hate speech came after 20 days of the Statement.. let us not not make it unpleasant, says SG Mehta.
 
"The situation out there is so unpleasant," says HC
 

Delhi Violence: HC begins hearing on pleas against BJP leader for hate speech

No, no, you confine yourself to the first prayer (on registration of FIR against BJP Leaders for hate speech): Delhi High Court.

You address us in the capacity of a Law Officer now, says J Muralidhar.

Delhi violence: Inform students about exam schedule in one go, HC to CBSE

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said class 10 and 12 students, who have board examination centres in violence-hit northeast Delhi, need to be informed in one go about the schedule for the next 10-15 days and not on piecemeal basis.
 
Justice Rajiv Shakdher said the situation in northeast Delhi is getting worse and there have been more deaths and, therefore, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) needs to take a call for the next 10-15 days.
 
The court asked the CBSE to come with instructions about a long-term plan at 2.15 pm.

Delhi violence: Liquor shops closed in Noida today

The district administration of Gautam Budh Nagar has ordered all wine and liquor shops, within three kilometres distance, to remain closed on Wednesday.

Violence in Delhi colossal failure of Delhi Police, says Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday described the violence in Delhi as a colossal failure of Delhi Police.
 
At least 20 people have been killed and hundreds injured in communal clashes in northeast Delhi over the last three days.
 
"Whether the violence erupted in East Delhi (MOS-Home) or spontaneous (MHA), the government has a duty to end the violence.
 
"The violence has continued since Monday and there are still incidents of violence. This shows the massive failure of Delhi Police," Chidambaram tweeted. 


Delhi violence: SC Judge K M Joseph says there was lack of professionalism on part of police

Justice Joseph gives example of police in US and UK, says force has to act professionally as per law if something goes wrong.

Solicitor general asks SC not to make any adverse observations relating to Delhi violence as it will demoralise police force

SC says remarks are made not in adversarial context but to ensure law and order is maintained. 

SC disposes applications relating to Delhi violence, says it is for HC to take note of matter

SC disposes applications relating to Delhi violence, says it is for HC to take note of matter.
Sol Gen Tushar Mehta informs SC that Delhi HC has heard pleas connected with violence.
SC says it will not expand scope of petitions filed in connection with Shaheen Bagh protests by looking into pleas on violence.

Congress leaders to march to Rashtrapati Bhavan to seek normalcy in Delhi

Congress leaders to march to Rashtrapati Bhavan to seek normalcy and peace in violence-hit Delhi: party sources.

Alarmed by reports of deadly mob violence targeting Muslims in New Delhi: USCIRF

Amit Shah should order police to act in nation's interest, control violence: Siddaramaiah

Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah should issue strict orders to the police in Delhi to act in nation's interest and control the ongoing violence.
 
"Distressing scenes in Delhi!! #DelhiBurning as a result of ulterior motives of divisive forces within our Country. Police have completely failed in their responsibility. People have to remain calm and promote peace in the area for their own benefit," Siddaramaiah tweeted.

Death toll in northeast Delhi violence rises to 20

The death toll in northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law rose to 20 on Wednesday, according to GTB Hospital authorities.
 
On Tuesday, the death toll was 13.
 
"The death toll has risen to 20 today," Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital, Sunil Kumar, told PTI.
 
Earlier, at least four bodies were brought to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital from the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, a senior official said. 

Police ineffective, army must be called in, says Kejriwal

Police complaint against Rana Ayyub for posting ''Delhi violence'' clip

A Mumbai resident has filed a police complaint application seeking action against journalist Rana Ayyub for posting an "old" video purportedly of the Delhi violence, an official said on Wednesday.
 
The complainant Ramesh Solanki claimed the video was two-year old, and it was posted by Ayyub "with an intention to spread hatred in the society and to add more fuel to the Delhi violence".
 
In his complaint, which he filed online on Tuesday, Solanki (50) also uploaded a photo of Rana's tweet and the twitter handle "@ranaayyub".
 
"Please take action against this hate-monger Rana Ayyub. The video shared by Rana Ayyub is two-year old and she is sharing it again in this situation trying to spread hatred in the society and to incite people and add more fuel to the Delhi violence.
 
"Rana is regular at posting false rumours and defame India and Government of India, it's very necessary to take action against her before she is successful in creating communal disharmony in the country, arrest her and take legal action against her (sic)," stated the complaint.
 
A senior Mumbai Cyber Crime official said they will first verify facts before deciding to take any action, if needed.
 
"If needed, we will transfer the complaint to police station concerned for further investigation," he said.
 
A 45-second video clip posted on the twitter handle @RanaAyyub on February 25 shows some men attempting to place a saffron flag and the National tricolour on what looks like a minaret, against the backdrop of billowing black smoke.
 
"Re-posting this video after verifying its authenticity. It is from Delhi. Men marching on top of a mosque, vandalising it and placing a saffron flag over it," Ayyub tweeted.

‘Won’t be another Shaheen Bagh in Delhi’: Kapil Mishra as protesters leave Jafrabad road

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra tweeted a short video on Tuesday which shows the police in riot gear patrolling an empty road below the Metro station in Northeast Delhi’s Jafrabad, one of the worst affected areas due to violence.
 
The 11-second clip has been tweeted with the caption in Hindi: “Jafrabad is empty. There won’t be another Shaheen Bagh now.” It is a reference to the south Delhi locality where a section of road has been blocked due to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA which has been going on for more than two months now.


Delhi violence: Toll climbs to 18

The death toll due to the Delhi violence has risen to 18. Sunil Kumar, MD, GTB Hospital confirmed to ANI. 
 
On Tuesday, the death toll was 13. Four bodies were brought to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital from the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, taking the death toll to 18, a senior official said.

Latest visuals from Seelampur area

'This is Gujarat model': Congress MP Manish Tiwari condems violences, says Delhi is burning

Condemning the violence which had taken place at Northeast Delhi since last Sunday and has boiled over the past two days, Congress MP Manish Tiwari on Wednesday said on the day that US President Donald Trump was in Delhi, it was burning and "people were butchered".

Arson in Gokulpuri

Newslaundry also reproted that people from unaffected houses said men chanting “Jai Shri Ram” set fire to some homes.

NSA Ajit Doval to attend Cabinet Committee Security meeting today

ANI reports, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval is likely to attend the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting on Wednesday. The NSA will brief the Cabinet committee on the prevailing situation on Delhi violence.
 
Doval on late Tuesday night had met with top police personnel at the office of Delhi Commissioner of Police North-East, following which he visited areas affected by violence in the National Capital.
 
Doval reached Seelampur to get a briefing on the situation minutes after Home Minister Amit Shah called for a third meeting with Delhi Police and his ministry officials on Tuesday evening

Police disperse protestors who gheraoed Kejriwal's residence in wake of Delhi violence

Delhi Police on Wednesday dispersed the crowd of people, who had gathered outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence, on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday demanding action against perpetrators of Delhi violence and seeking restoration of peace.
 
Police personnel were seen dispersing protestors who gathered outside Kejriwal's residence on Tuesday midnight.
 
Alumni Association of Jamia Millia Islamia (AAJMI) and Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) had organised a demonstration outside Kejriwal's residence. They all gheraoed Kejriwal's residence.

NSA Doval visited Seelampur area on Tuesday night

Taking account of the rampant violence in North-East Delhi, the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik reached Seelampur area on Tuesday night.
 
The two had a meeting with DCP North-East to discuss ways to restore normalcy in the region.
 
The meeting between the top officials continued for about half an hour as a DCP rank officer said the meeting began at 11:15 p.m. and ended at around 11:45 p.m.

CCS meeting at 10:30 am, to review Delhi situation

Cabinet meeting at 10:30 am to review situation in Delhi.

Delhi violence: HC tells police to ensure safe passage, treatment of injured

In a midnight hearing, the Delhi High Court directed police to ensure safe passage and emergency treatment for those injured in the violence over the amended citizenship law.
 
The hearing took place at the residence of Justice S Murlidhar on an urgent plea seeking safe passage for the injured to medical institutions with adequate facilities.
 
The Bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Anup J Bhambhani directed the Delhi Police to deploy all resources to ensure this.
 
The Bench also called for a compliance report, including information about the injured and the treatment offered to them.

US lawmakers express concern over Delhi violence

The violence over the amended citizenship act in India's capital New Delhi drew sharp reactions from US lawmakers with the mainstream media prominently reporting it along with the just-concluded visit of President Donald Trump.
 
Reacting to the violence that has claimed at least 13 lives in the past a couple of days, US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said the "deadly surge of religious intolerance in India is horrifying".
 
"Democracies should not tolerate division and discrimination or promote laws that undermine religious freedom," she said in a tweet, adding that the "world is watching".

Latest visuals from Maujpur, Seelampur and Gokulpuri. Security personnel deployed in these areas

Delhi violence: Shaheen Bagh remains calm

While reports of violence pours in from different parts of Delhi, Shaheen Bagh, the epicentre of the anti-CAA protests, has remained calm. The women protesters at the site remain determined to continue with the protest till the Citizenship Act is rolled back. 

Delhi violence: Journalists attacked

Journalists covering the violence are heckled and forced to delete pictures or videos. A JK24X7 news journalist sustained bullet injury while covering the clashes. He was shifted to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. NDTV said its journalist Arvind Gunasekar was beaten up by rioters when he was covering the clashes while his fellow reporter Saurabh Shukla, who tried to save Gunasekar, was punched. 
 
Many journalists took to social media to share their experiences of how they were heckled by rioters while some alleged they were questioned about their religious identity.

IPS officer Shrivastava appointed new Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Law and Order)

IPS officer S N Shrivastava has been appointed as the new Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Law and Order) after the Union home ministry repatriated him from the CRPF on Tuesday night to take control of the violence in the national capital, officials said.
 
Shrivastava, a 1985-batch AGMUT cadre officer, is tipped to take over as the new Delhi Police chief after incumbent Amulya Patnaik's extended tenure ends on February 29.

This madness must end immediately, says Kejriwal on Delhi violence

Water cannons used on JNU, Jamia students protesting at Arvind Kejriwal's residence

The Delhi police on Wednesday used water cannons on the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) who were outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence asking to meet him to submit a charter of demands over violence in the capital.
 
The students also alleged that they were later detained by the Delhi police and were taken to nearby Civil Lines police station.

CBSE postpones board exams in northeast Delhi

CBSE has postponed Class 10, 12 exams in northeast Delhi scheduled on Wednesday while exams will be held in remaining areas as per schedule, officials involved with the decision said. The exams scheduled for February 26th, 2020 are now postponed and the new dates will be notfied shortly, CBSE said

Delhi violence: Entry and exit gates at all Delhi metro stations have been opened

Protestors outside CM Kejriwal's residence, seek action against perpetrators of Delhi violence

Alumni Association of Jamia Millia Islamia (AAJMI) and Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) today organised a demonstration outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence, seeking action against those responsible for violence in the national capital and restoration of peace in the city.
 
People gathered outside Kejriwal's residence and raised slogans demanding action against those responsible for violence in Delhi. They also gheraoed Kejriwal's residence.
 
Appealing to Kejriwal to take action against the violence in affected areas in North-East Delhi, protestors who called themselves concerned citizens, asked the chief minister to personally visit affected areas with local MLAs and organise peace marches to de-escalate tensions.

Hearing at 1 am at Justice Muralidhar Residence. Pleas sought safe passage of the ambulances to govt hospitals

A special sitting was convened at midnight at the residence of Delhi High Court judge Justice S Muralidhar, where both Justice Muralidhar and Justice Anup Bhambhani were present, under the orders of Justice GS Sistani, reported Bar & Bench.
 
The Plea was moved by one Rahul Roy for safe passage of injured victims of the riots from Al-Hind Hospital in New Mustafabad to other government hospitals with better facilities. The plea also sought for safe passage of the ambulances, both to Al Hind Hospital and to other hospitals.

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